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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • The text of the submission is at least 500 words and no longer than 1,000 words.
  • Figures are submitted with the manuscript as separate files. Acceptable file formats are .tif (preferred), .jpeg, and .png. Files should be at least 300 dpi and no larger than 600 dpi.
  • Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Length:

Submissions should be at least 500 words and no longer than 1,000 words.

Formatting Instructions:

Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word (preferred), RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. 

For optimal quality, figures should be submitted with the manuscript as separate files, not embedded within the manuscript. Please also include a separate document with figure captions and credits as appropriate.  Acceptable file formats are TIFF (preferred), JPEG, and PNG. Files should be at least 300 dpi and no larger than 600 dpi. Files should be named correspondingly, with the lead author's name (example: Johnston_Figure1). 

If your manuscript includes references, please include URLs and DOIs as appropriate.

Questions? Contact the SOURCE Committee at SOURCE@uflib.ufl.edu.

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